Pontecorvo, Gillo,, Solinas, Franco,, Haggiag, Brahim., Martin, Jean,, Saadi, Yacef,, Kerbash, Samia., Paletti, Ugo., Gatti, M., Morricone, Ennio.Saadi, Yacef. (Eds.) ([2004) La bataille d'AlgerThe battle of Algiers Irvington, NY : Criterion Collection,MLA Citation
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La bataille d'Alger [videorecording(DVD)] = The battle of Algiers /
un film de Gillo Pontecorvo ; scénario de Franco Solinas ; production Casbah Films, Igor Film ; produit par Yacef Saadi.
|Names:||Pontecorvo, Gillo, | Solinas, Franco, | Haggiag, Brahim. | Martin, Jean, | Saadi, Yacef, | Kerbash, Samia. | Paletti, Ugo. | Gatti, M. | Morricone, Ennio. | Saadi, Yacef,|
|Published:||Irvington, NY : Criterion Collection, |
Criterion collection ; 249.
|Topics:||Torture - Algeria - Drama. | Terrorism - Algeria - Drama. | Autonomy - Drama. | Battaglia di Algeri (Motion picture) | Jabhat al-Taḥrīr al-Qawmī - Drama.|
|Regions:||Algeria - History - Revolution, 1954-1962 - Drama. | Kasbah (Algiers, Algeria) - Drama.|
|Genres:||War films. | Historical films. | Documentary-style films. | Film adaptations. | Feature films. | Fiction films. | Motion pictures - Italy. | French language films. | Arabic language films.|
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|Physical Description:||3 videodiscs (121 min.) : sd., b&w and col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (55 p. ; 19 cm.)
|System Details:||DVD; region 1; widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 1.0 mono.
|Language Note:||French and Arabic dialogue; with optional subtitles in English.
|Summary:||Dramatizes the harrowing events of 1957, a key year in Algeria's struggle for independence from France. Recreates the tumultuous Algerian uprising against the occupying French in the 1950s. As violence escalates on both sides, the French torture prisoners for information and the Algerians resort to terrorism in their quest for independence. Children shoot soldiers at point-blank range, women plant bombs in cafés. The French win the battle, but ultimately lose the war as the Algerian people demonstrate that they will no longer be suppressed.
|Performer:||Brahim Haggiag, Jean Martin, Saadi Yacef, Samia Kerbash, Ugo Paletti, Fusia El Kader, Omar.
|Award:||Venice Film Festive, Golden Lion, 1966; International Film Critics Award, 1966; City of Venice Award, 1966. Academy Award nomination, 1966: Best foreign language film (Italy)|
|Notes:||Originally released as a motion picture in 1966.
Based on: Souvenirs de la Bataille d'Alger / Saadi Yacef.
Special features: Disc 1: theatrical and re-release trailers; production gallery. Disc 2: "Gillo Pontecorvo: the dictatorship of truth," a 37 min. documentary made in 1992 about Pontecorvo; The making of The battle of Algiers (51 min.); Spike Lee, Mira Nair, Julian Schnabel, Steven Soderbergh, and Oliver Stone discuss the film (17 min.). Disc 3: "Remembering history," a 69 min. documentary about the Algerian Revolution; "États d'armes," 28 min. of excerpts from Patrick Rotman's 3-part documentary, L'Ennemi Intime, which focuses on the horror of the Revolution; "The battle of Algiers, a case study" a 25 min. conversation about the contemporary relevance of The battle of Algiers between former National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism Richard A. Clarke, former State Department Coordinator for Counterterrorism, Michael A. Sheehan, and Chief of Investigative Projects for ABC News, Christopher E. Isham; "Gillo Pontecorvo's Return to Algiers" (1992) (58 min.).
Accompanying booklet includes an essay by film scholar Peter Matthews; a reprinted interview with writer Franco Solinas; and brief biographies on the key figures in the French-Algerian War.
Pontecorvo, Gillo, 1919-2006.
Solinas, Franco, 1927-1982.
Martin, Jean, 1922-2009.
Saadi, Yacef, 1928-
Gatti, M. (Marcello)
Saadi, Yacef, 1928- Souvenirs de la Bataille d'Alger.
Criterion Collection (Firm)